The global COVID-19 crisis threatens food systems worldwide. Possible disruptions will tend to affect the most vulnerable people mostly, limiting their access to food. Given their widespread pre-existing challenges in development, African countries may particularly suffer these effects.
While the supply of staple commodities is currently functioning well, the multifaceted COVID-19 crisis poses several risks to food access. In light of the pandemic, countries must keep food supply chains going in order to avoid food shortages.
This webinar will be opened by welcome remarks from the Moderator Mr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel, FAO Assistant Director-General, followed by a presentation from Mr. Maximo Torero, FAO Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General; partner remarks from Mr. Ziad Hamoui, National President for Ghana at the Borderless Alliance, and Mr. Amar Ali, CEO at Africa Improved Foods, Rwanda; and closing remarks by Ms. Vanessa Adams, Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Assistant Director-General at FAO
Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General at FAO
National President for Ghana at the Borderless Alliance
CEO at Africa Improved Foods (AIF), Rwanda
Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)